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French voters boot out mainstream parties

It's a historic defeat for France's ruling establishment, as Socialist Benoit Hamon and conservative Francois Fillon get knocked out of the race.

It's a historic defeat for France's ruling establishment, as Socialist Benoit Hamon and conservative Francois Fillon get knocked out of the race.

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Young 'Macronistas' hope for new era in politics

A victory they’d hoped for so badly: The youthful supporters of Emmanuel Macron were thrilled to see their centrist and pro-European candidate leading the pack for France’s top…

A victory they’d hoped for so badly: The youthful supporters of Emmanuel Macron were thrilled to see their centrist and pro-European candidate leading the pack for France’s top…

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{Watch} Paris clashes after election results announced

Not long after the projections for the first round of the French presidential ballot were made public, clashes broke out in Paris.

Not long after the projections for the first round of the French presidential ballot were made public, clashes broke out in Paris.

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Long queues of French voters at polling stations around the world

In numerous centres around the world there have been long queues of French citizens wanting to cast their ballots in the tight presidential race.

In numerous centres around the world there have been long queues of French citizens wanting to cast their ballots in the tight presidential race.

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French election: A difficult choice for voters

Leading up to the election, more than a quarter of voters were still undecided about who to support.

Leading up to the election, more than a quarter of voters were still undecided about who to support.

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Leading candidates in French election get in early to vote

The leading candidates in the French presidential election have already cast their ballots, with most having voted in the morning.

The leading candidates in the French presidential election have already cast their ballots, with most having voted in the morning.

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French election: The despair of voters

Voters expressed despair over the choice facing France and uncertainty over the country's future.

Voters expressed despair over the choice facing France and uncertainty over the country's future.

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French voters wait for hours to cast presidential ballot in Montreal

In Canada many comments appeared on social media about the length of the queue and the time it took to vote in Montreal for the first round of the French presidential…

In Canada many comments appeared on social media about the length of the queue and the time it took to vote in Montreal for the first round of the French presidential…

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French election: early voting in overseas territories and other countries

French overseas territories and the country’s nationals abroad have been casting their ballots in the presidential election ahead of the vote on the mainland.

French overseas territories and the country’s nationals abroad have been casting their ballots in the presidential election ahead of the vote on the mainland.

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France's overseas territories begin voting in presidential ballot

Early voting has begun in France’s overseas territories for the first round of the country’s most closely-fought presidential race in decades.

Early voting has begun in France’s overseas territories for the first round of the country’s most closely-fought presidential race in decades.

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Iran's Ahmadinejad disqualified from running for president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi were both approved to run in May’s presidential election by a government vetting body, while former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi were both approved to run in May’s presidential election by a government vetting body, while former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was

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Avoid Clinton vs Trump tragedy, American actors urge French voters

Actors including Danny Glover and Mark Ruffalo and intellectual Noam Chomsky have launched a petition urging “progressive” French voters to rally "behind the Left candidate with the most support in th

Actors including Danny Glover and Mark Ruffalo and intellectual Noam Chomsky have launched a petition urging “progressive” French voters to rally "behind the Left candidate with the most support in th

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Germany: anti-immigration AfD Party leader to step down

Frauke Petry, the leader of Germany’s anti-immigration AfD, says she does not want to lead the party’s election campaign.

Frauke Petry, the leader of Germany’s anti-immigration AfD, says she does not want to lead the party’s election campaign.

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Georgia Democrat puts Donald Trump's popularity to the test in Congress vote

Democrat wins most votes, but short of majority Race seen as a referendum on Trump Novice Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff fell short of pulling off a major upset in a congressional election in Atlant

Democrat wins most votes, but short of majority Race seen as a referendum on Trump Novice Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff fell short of pulling off a major upset in a congressional election in Atlant

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UK General Election: where do the key parties stand on Brexit?

A lack of unity at Westminster over Brexit is why Theresa May has called a snap election, but what are the stances of the main political parties?

A lack of unity at Westminster over Brexit is why Theresa May has called a snap election, but what are the stances of the main political parties?

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Jean-Luc Mélenchon: what do we know of his policies?

France's veteran far-left candidate is hot on the heels of the frontrunners in the country's presidential election.

France's veteran far-left candidate is hot on the heels of the frontrunners in the country's presidential election.

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Defiant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to run for Iran's presidential election

Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered to run in next month's presidential election, despite being told by the Supreme Leader to stay out of the race.

Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered to run in next month's presidential election, despite being told by the Supreme Leader to stay out of the race.

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France's tricky rules for political airtime

Legislation requiring equal airtime and exposure for all presidential candidates is giving French radios and TV channels a headache.

Legislation requiring equal airtime and exposure for all presidential candidates is giving French radios and TV channels a headache.

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Serbia sees sixth day of anti-corruption protests

Serbia sees a sixth day of anti-corruption protests following the presidential election win of Aleksander Vucic.

Serbia sees a sixth day of anti-corruption protests following the presidential election win of Aleksander Vucic.

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The far-left wild card in the French presidential election

Far-left maverick Jean-Luc Melenchon is rising in the polls and becoming the ultimate wild card in the French presidential race.

Far-left maverick Jean-Luc Melenchon is rising in the polls and becoming the ultimate wild card in the French presidential race.

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Ecuador in political turmoil

Supporters of conservative Ecuadorean presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso clashed with police in the streets of Guayaquil on Sunday April 2, after it appeared leftist Lenin Moreno was poised to win

Supporters of conservative Ecuadorean presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso clashed with police in the streets of Guayaquil on Sunday April 2, after it appeared leftist Lenin Moreno was poised to win